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I’ll Still Be An Ant

Columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at the well-know fable “The Ant and the Grasshopper” and looks into how it fits into today’s world, media and government. (February 23, 2010, Page 4)

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    Our Own Babylon

    Columnist Jimmy Reed wonders if America is headed toward its own Babylon. What can save the country – a change in who makes the laws? (February 16, 2010, Page 4)

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      Smile! You’re on camera

      Cameras at traffic lights. Cameras in stores. Cameras in police cars. With cameras everywhere, we should all be aware that it’s a lot easier to catch us doing something wrong. Is that an approach that’s being accepted? Columnist T.J. Ray debates the issue. (February 12, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Love

        Columnist Jimmy Reed looks into the wide range of definitions for “love,” and comes away with a variety of answers. (February 9, 2010, Page 4)

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          Schools need assistance in dealing with cuts

          Funding problems are only going to get worse for Mississippi educators with the governor announcing more budget cuts. Administrators want to make the cuts without affecting the education process, and they say they need a bit more assistance from lawmakers and education officals at the state level. (February 5, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Talking heads

            Imagine four or five nicely dressed adults sitting around a huge table discussing current events. Columnist T.J. Ray calls them, as many others, “talking heads” and wonders why sports and political commentators are so popular. (February 3, 2010, Page 4)

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              Freddie

              Columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days learning to fly under the direction of instructor Fred Frazier back in the late 1970s. Reed valued Frazer’s flying tips and instruction so much that he eventually named his Piper Cub after Mr. Fred. (February 2, 2010, Page 4)

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                Black-Eyed Peas

                Columnist Jimmy Reed figures we all know that you’re supposed to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck. But the Southern vegetable has different meanings for different people, even in his own family. (January 26, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Curtailing cell phone use in vehicles

                  Retired professor T.J. Ray wonders if we might get a better hold on the problem with talking and texting while driving if we put notices in government vehicles warning the drivers they could lose their jobs if caught. (January 20, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Not To Yield

                    Columnist Jimmy Reed opts to follow the words of Tennyson and remain “… strong in will, to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” (January 19, 2010, Page 4)

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